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Harlem Glory: A Fragment of Aframerican Life
by Claude McKay
Written in the late 1940s but unpublished till now, this superb portrayal of Black life during the Great Depression and the New Deal is virtually a sequel to the classic Home to Harlem. Mckay's vivid, warm evocations of the omnipresent numbers racket, all-night jazz parties and the whole exuberant and cacophonous clash of social movements and ideologies - Black nationalism ...more
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this is a hard book to find. it's put out by charles kerr press out of chicago, but not a lot of stores carry them. if you find it, it's definitely worth a read. it's very short, in part because claude mckay died before finshing it. i wish he would have finished it (it literally just ends) but the story and characters up to where it ends are very engaging. the story and the writing is very similar to james baldwin and i feel like baldwin must have read him.
Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay was a Jamaican-American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote four novels: Home to Harlem, a best-seller that won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo, Banana Bottom, and in 1941 a manuscript called Amiable With Big Teeth: A Novel of the Love Affair Between the Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem that has not y ...moreMore about Claude McKay...